The Boom or Bust Cycle

Rest and Low Mood

Even though it is important to rest whilst in a flare up. I still cannot stop myself feeling annoyed. My mood is low and in all honesty I’m just generally grumpy. I have no-one else to blame but myself in this instance. There is a fine line between over activity and under activity. Creating balance will take time and I am still exploring this now.


Part of my deconditioning. I always look back and reflect back on the flare up I just had. Whilst attending pain clinic I discovered the three P’s. Pacing, Prioritizing and Planning.

Pacing– This is all about finding a balance between physical or demanding activities. Pacing yourself and creating micro breaks is an idea to consider. This can avoid the boom and bust cycle. Which can then lead to a flare up.

Prioritizing – Ask yourself…”What are my Priorities for the day or week ahead?” You can then put your energy into the most important things for that day or week ahead. You may find yourself not wasting unnecessary energy on the small things that all add up, which in turn can then lead to a flare up also.

Planning-Having a plan of your day or week ahead you may find useful. For me it puts my mind at rest knowing what I’m doing. I can work out how much energy I will need, when to take my micro breaks and more importantly when to stop for the day. I often have a note pad with me. This is so I can empty my mind of thoughts and ideas for my blog.

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    Couldn’t have put it better myself Amz 😍 Must be Fibro related 🙈😂 Well done again sweetie on yet another brilliant blog 👍 You are flying through this…. just make sure, you practice what you preach… Take time out in order to refuel, can’t lose our little blogger to exhaustion😉😘💜💜💜

  2. MyalgiaFibroWarrior

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